Archive for Month: November 2018
The DeBoer Fellowship in Myanmar is growing rapidly: in size, in quality, in complexity of programs, and in impact. As an exciting part of this growth, we are expanding our team! We are hiring two full-time positions to begin on 16 December 2019.
We are seeking a self-driven, details-oriented Coordinator to organize and manage program execution and facilitate excellent communication between a dozen staff and faculty, and over 200 life-long DeBoer Fellows. The Coordinator will serve as a key source of centralized information, and therefore must be reliable and passionate about excellence in all areas of work,
The DeBoer Fellowship has concluded a lengthy international search with the hiring of its first Executive Director, Saw Myo Min Thu, known as Saw Kapi.
Board Chair Jack DeBoer said, “The DeBoer Fellowship focuses on one country – Myanmar. It exists to help Myanmar’s leaders maximize their potential. We believe that Saw Kapi is the right man at the right time, with his extraordinary blend of accomplishment, intelligence, and integrity.”
Saw Kapi was born in Kyaukkyi, Myanmar, and earned a BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University and an MA in Development Economics from Williams College.
October was the best month of the year for us. We celebrated the DeBoer Fellowship’s 5th Year Anniversary at Chaung Thar Beach. One of the most memorable moments of the anniversary was honoring some of our Alumni with four annual DeBoer Network Awards.
The Pioneer of the Year Award recognizes the Fellow who has showed the greatest pioneering spirit in the last year, starting one or more new initiatives and modeling to others that fulfilling dreams is possible. The award went to Khin Lapyae Wom (2015) who pioneered and led a new fundraising event on February 12th, 2018.